Songwriter Business News

Posted in MusicWorld on May 18, 2012
Oh No No delivers a fierce set at the final round of BMI’s Road to Bonnaroo 2012.
Oh No No delivers a fierce set at the final round of BMI’s Road to Bonnaroo 2012. Photo: Drew Maynard

Important stories for working songwriters:

The Future of Music Coalition explains why that while DIY is great, so is building the right team.

Digital Music News shares a report on the number of people in the U.S. who self-identify as working musicians – and the stats might surprise you.

Anyone can be creative. The Wall Street Journal explains how.

Local songwriter shows – like BMI writer Steve Eaton’s series profiled by Boise Weekly – are connecting communities with their locally based talent.

How does music pay these days? The Copyright Clearance Center helped answer the question in a recent installment of its Beyond the Book podcast featuring the Future of Music Coalition’s Kristin Thomson.         

The Atlantic compiles a list of multitalented artists who don’t feel the need to limit themselves to just one creative outlet.

NPR profiles the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic’s mission to offer exceptional healthcare to the city’s vital musical population.

Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used to Know” is the first song to top Billboard’s Billboard Hot 100, Alternative, Dance Club Songs and Dance/Mix Show Airplay charts. breaks down how he did it.

Ad Age examines YouTube’s evolving goals – instead of more views, the online video giant wants longer ones.

NPR joins the ongoing discussion currently rethinking jazz culture and debating how to rebuild the iconic sound’s audience.

Sirius XM plans to offer personalized radio online, à la Pandora and Spotify. analyzes the announcement.